Preventive Dentistry

No matter what your age, it is important to practice preventative dental care. When you maintain good oral hygiene habits every day and schedule your regular check-ups with your family dentist, you benefit by keeping your smile healthy, bright, and beautiful for many years! Dr. Kotecha and her associates of Mississauga, Ontario discuss with thier patients the ways to prevent cavities, plaque, tartar, and the development of periodontal disease with these simple tricks and techniques:
  • Patients are encouraged to brush their teeth at least two times a day. This should be done with a soft-bristled toothbrush and fluoride toothpaste. Brushing the teeth and gums removes food particles from the surfaces of the teeth, and can brush plaque away. Patients should not forget to brush their tongue, as this not only removes food particles but can assist in maintaining fresh breath.
  • Patients should floss every day. This can be done once a day, at night, to remove food particles from the mouth. Patients can also pair this with mouthwash to freshen breath and kill bacteria that can linger where the toothbrush couldn’t reach.
  • Patients are educated on maintaining a healthy diet. Sugar and highly acidic foods and drinks can increase the risk of cavities in a patient’s smile. Diets high in fruits, vegetables, and dairy products can assist in keeping a smile healthy and strong.
  • Patients should remember to schedule regular check-ups and examinations with their dentist. Patients of all ages can benefit from two visits a year. During these visits, Dr. Kotecha and her associates provide a thorough examination and a deep professional cleaning.
  • Patients may consider the benefits of dental sealants to help protect their teeth. This coating is a plastic that is applied to the tops of the molars where the teeth are more susceptible to tooth decay and plaque build-up.
  • Patients should protect their teeth during sports with special mouthguards. Dr. Kotecha and her associates can provide these for those who are in high-impact sports such as football.
If you are a patient in the Mississauga community and have not seen the dentist in over six months, we highly encourage you to contact Dentistry On 10 to schedule a consultation appointment and initial examination to start maintaining your healthy smile for life.

Download printable instructions for brushing and flossing.

Brushing instructions

  • Preventive Dentistry Mississauga - Brushing Step 01
    Brushing: Step 1

    Place your toothbrush at a 45 degree angle to your gum.
  • Preventive Dentistry Mississauga - Brushing Step 02
    Brushing: Step 2

    Brush gently in a circular motion.
  • Preventive Dentistry Mississauga - Brushing Step 03
    Brushing: Step 3

    Brush the outer, inner, and chewing surfaces of each tooth.
  • Preventive Dentistry Mississauga - Brushing Step 04
    Brushing: Step 4

    Use the tip of your brush for the inner surface of your front teeth.

Flossing instructions

  • Preventive Dentistry Mississauga - Flossing Step 01
    Flossing: Step 1

    Wind about 18 inches of floss around your fingers as shown. Most of it should be wrapped around one finger, and as the floss is used, the other finger takes it up.
  • Preventive Dentistry Mississauga - Flossing Step 02
    Flossing: Step 2

    Use your thumbs and forefingers to guide about one inch of floss between your teeth.
  • Preventive Dentistry Mississauga - Flossing Step 03
    Flossing: Step 3

    Holding the floss tightly, gently saw the floss between your teeth. Then curve the floss into a C-shape against one tooth and gently slide it beneath your gums.
  • Preventive Dentistry Mississauga - Flossing Step 04
    Flossing: Step 4

    Slide the floss up and down, repeating for each tooth.

Related Article

Get Social with us

Dentist Mississauga - Appointment Request
By submitting the above form you agree and accept our Privacy Policy.
What Our Patients Say

View More Testimonials

Horizontal line

Quality, professionalism, patience, dedicated service, works with your budget which makes it affordable.
A friendly and family like atmosphere.

Horizontal line
Read More
Smile Gallery Dentist Mississauga ON - Smile Gallery
View More
How are we doing Dentist Mississauga ON - How are we doing?
Rate Us
Dental Mississauga - invisalign badge